Leia Jobe: Blog https://www.leiajobe.com/blog en-us (C) Leia Jobe (Leia Jobe) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:03:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:03:00 GMT https://www.leiajobe.com/img/s/v-12/u955130170-o924190368-50.jpg Leia Jobe: Blog https://www.leiajobe.com/blog 80 120 The Good Goodmans https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2016/5/the-good-goodmans Carrie, Caleb, Clayton, Claire... the Goodmans have a fabulous alliteration thing going to match their fabulous personalities. These four are as solid as a rock, as strong as an ox, as cute as a bug, as tough as a boot, as kind as the kindest you've ever met, as funny as the funniest... in short, they are the BEST. And I love them.

 

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Happy birthday, Cora!! https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2016/5/happy-birthday-cora I was so thrilled to be invited to help celebrate sweet Cora Fair's fourth birthday party last weekend!! The girls got to dress up, have their nails painted, eat cheetos... you know, everything a 4-year-old girl dreams of!! Love you, sweet Cora!! Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party Cora's Fourth Birthday Dress Up Party

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Jordan's Bridal Portraits - Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2016/5/chandor-gardens-bridal-portraits This stunning bride just celebrated her first wedding anniversary... so we're taking a look back at her incredible bridal photo shoot. We fought freezing, rainy weather and a triple dose of bronchitis (the bride, her mother, and I ALL had it! Cough drops galore...) but nothing could stop this girl's beauty from shining through. Her gorgeous dress and an equally amazing setting at the Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas add up to literally thousands of print worthy portraits... here are just a few of my favorites.

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The Mysteries of Being Five https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/the-mysteries-of-being-five

Have you ever just thought about how incredible it is that we are alive? It's so amazing that there are such things as sunlight, and palm fronds, and plain white tees, and backyards, and fences, and children. 

 

We are incredibly lucky to witness.

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Little Girls, Big Trucks https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/little-girls-big-trucks

Something about a country girl in floral boots standing on the side of an old rusted red truck just says Texas. 

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Jumping For Joy https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/jumping-for-joy

When that sunshine lights up the autumnal golden green trees, sometimes you've just gotta stop and enjoy the moment... by dancing, laughing, and jumping until you just can't jump anymore. 

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Mystery Date https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/mystery-date

I love when kids stop cheesing it up and let you see into their souls. It's important to stop, listen, and learn about who each child really is as an individual and a human being.

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Country Girl in Blue https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/country-girl-in-blue

Sunshine. Boots. A plaid shirt. A Saturday. And those big blue eyes. How can you not love going to work when it involves all those things? This sweet 7-year-old, BreLynn, is just about the best when it comes to wrangling cats and her little two-year-old cousins. 

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Something About That Smile https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/something-about-that-smile

If you know me at all (and people who do, call me the Toddler Whisperer), you know that I LOVE toddlers. They are my favorite. How can you not smile when you look at this adorbs little face?! And to top it off, this handsome little toddler's name is legit: Blaze. 

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A Boy In A Hat https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/3/a-boy-in-a-hat

There's nothing I love better than a good hat... and a sweet little boy in a good hat is even better!!! This handsome little guy looks so dapper from head to toe in this textured black outfit.

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Let Your Imagination Run Wild https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/let-your-imagination-run-wild

This sweet little ballerina princess battles fierce villains in her active imagination, so for our portrait session we let our imaginations take us on the adventure of a lifetime.

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GRASSHOPPERS!!! https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/grasshoppers

Ever been startled by a bug?

 

Ever been startled by a bug crawling on your shoe?

 

Ever been startled by a bug crawling on your shoe DURING A PHOTO SESSION? 

 

Well, he has.

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A Family In The Fall https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/a-family-in-the-fall

You'll fall for your family all over again when you stop everything to come to the park and just play. That's what happened during this portrait session: the whole world stopped for a while, and this sweet family just had fun.

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Not Your Normal Pom Pom https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/not-your-normal-pom-pom

Have you ever found an adorable item while out shopping that is just SO CUTE that you literally want to sink your teeth into it?

Well, take it from Olivia, some things just aren't as tasty as they look. Especially pink pom poms.

 

This delectable number is a LEIA hats original.

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Olivia + Leia Hats https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/olivia-leia-hats

This adorable little model, Olivia, has been one of my favorite people to photograph since even before she was born. I have done two maternity sessions and countless family sessions for her mother, which is perhaps why this girl is completely at ease in front of my lens. She's a natural.

 

Oh, and the hat! It's made by yours truly. You can check out my hat site at www.leiahats.com

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Tulips + Hearts + Headbands https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/tulips-hearts-headbands

Flowers grow quickly, and so do children. I try my best to capture their fleeting changes and their exquisite beauty by photographing them in their natural environments with a peaceful, happy attitude.

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Mixing Business With Balloons https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/mixing-business-with-balloons

This intriguing little guy had me mesmerized with his soulful stare and big blue eyes...

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Black and White Twinsies https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2014/1/black-and-white-twinsies

Black and white. Polka dots. Ruffles. Beach balls. Bare feet. Flip flops. The lake. Sisters. Twins. Happiness.

 

I captured it all in this one sweet shot on one early summer morning.

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Love My Little Friends https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/love-my-little-friends

Have I mentioned that two is my favorite age? I love the sweet little ways toddlers walk, and talk, and laugh, and smile... It just makes my heart happy.

 

This little sweetie and her twin sister are two of my favorite little two year olds ever. 

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Sweetest Old Friends https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/sweetest-old-friends

I love this couple, who, in their 70s, love each other and celebrate life like it's brand new. 

 

I admire their charm, their laughs, their lives.

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Promotional Video: Childhood Dreams and Trees https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/promotional-video-childhood-dreams-and-trees

This wonderful little piece reminds me of how wonderful it was to lay on the grass underneath a tree as a child and dream about how life would be. 

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Missing This Sweet Dog https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/missing-this-sweet-dog

It saddens my heart to say that my sweet Mikey dog had to be put to sleep this year after a long battle with cancer and old age. Exactly 16 years ago tomorrow my grandmother gave him to me as a Christmas present, when he was just a five week old tiny little pup. He was a wonderful, wonderful pal, and loved getting dressed up as much as I do. I'll be hard pressed to find another friend like Mikey.

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The Biggest Smiles Ever. https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/the-biggest-smiles-ever

I've been photographing this incredible little family since their eldest child was just a toddler, and an only child. Now, with three adorable little kids, they light up my lens with the biggest and brightest smiles you've ever seen!! 

 

For this Christmas card portrait session, they chose classic Christmas colors: red, white, and black... Such a wonderful choice that will coordinate with both snowflakes and candy canes.

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This Little Christmas Themed Family Portrait! https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/this-little-christmas-themed-family-portrait

I've known this sweet little family for several years now, but this was our first family photo session together!! They are super sweet and I love little Bailey's red Christmas ruffles. So festive!

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LEIA hats site launching soon! https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/12/leia-hats-site-launching-soon

So pleased to announce the impending launch of a fully enabled LEIA hats ecommerce site! All Leia's most recent creations will be available for purchase to moms and photographers alike, and they are the perfect accessories to easily coordinate a family photo shoot wardrobe.

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Easter Smiles https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/3/easter-smiles In honor of Easter, here's a quick preview of this week's sweet little family portrait session:

baby smiles Look at that smile:

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Cute Little Chloe https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2013/2/cute-little-chloe How gorgeous is this little girl?! And she is only 3.chloe

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A Photographer You Can Trust https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/9/a-photographer-you-can-trust Recently, a long-lost friend came to me for advice.

She had hired another photographer for some "boudoir" sessions, and the photographer was then using the images in a way that was not previously agreed upon. My friend was distraught, and wondering what action to take.

 

I must express to you, my faithful reader, how exceptionally important it has become to choose a photographer whom you trust to the utmost.

If you would not trust a person to babysit your children, you should NOT hire them to take your picture. Not EVER.

 

You should also realize that photography is a very difficult career, and it is fraught with financial challenges. Your photographer will be fighting, tooth and nail, for business. To get business, you need exposure.

Keep this in mind EVERY time you are posing in front of a camera and are tempted to remove an article of clothing. It is NEVER worth it.

 

You MUST choose a photographer you could trust to delete any accidental slip-ups. You MUST choose a photographer that is moral, kind, and trustworthy, above ALL other things.

 

I am worthy of your trust. I promise.

 

trust, kindness, sunlight

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(Leia Jobe) a children choosing photographer trust https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/9/a-photographer-you-can-trust Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:20:00 GMT
Happy Mother's Day https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/5/happy-mothers-day flower, lily, grow, joy, mother Wishing my mom a very happy mother's day today...

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(Leia Jobe) beauty day flower grow life lily mother's https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/5/happy-mothers-day Sun, 13 May 2012 10:09:14 GMT
VUVOX Portfolio https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/5/vuvox-portfolio ]]> (Leia Jobe) jobe leia portfolio sample vuvox https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/5/vuvox-portfolio Fri, 04 May 2012 00:40:35 GMT Beautiful Destination Barn https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/5/beautiful-destination-barn I recently photographed the second of two beautiful event facility barns in Cleburne, Texas. These gorgeous, rustic, brand-new structures were created by the talented Jones family and are available for rental for events, including weddings, banquets, and parties.

I love working with this family, and I love architectural photography, so this is a perfect match.

Here, some gorgeous shots of the newest barn (which, if you can believe it, is actually smaller than the other barn... amazing.):

barn, jones barn, event facilities, rentals, cleburne, texas You can read more about the barns at www.jonesbarn.com

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April Showers https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/4/april-showers I entered the Epiphanie Camera Bags + Zenfolio Picture It photo contest! http://bit.ly/Ix1mXq Here we are again in April, and I am using the rainy weather today to spruce up my brand new blog site here on the revamped www.leiajobe.com. This is one of my favorite images from my time at the Hallmark Institute of Photography, and it is so fitting for today... Sometimes you just want to wear pink hair... and pull out a fancy umbrella to shield you from the storm.

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Zenfolio Blog - Beginning!!! https://www.leiajobe.com/blog/2012/4/zenfolio-blog---beginning little girl in purple fairy princess costume holding bright yellow sunflowers and smiling with backlit sunshine I'm switching over from another professional photographer web hosting company, and need your feedback! I love this new site, but if you see any problems or areas that need improving, please let me know so that I can sharpen all my edges and make this a beautiful, convenient, insightful page for you.

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